Learn about membership options orRegister for a non-member account
Log in / Register
Login / Register
Santa Monica, CA, December 18, 2012 – Orion Health, a provider of eHealth technology, today announced the release of Orion Health Mobile, providing clinical staff with real-time secure access to relevant and accurate patient information from their Apple mobile devices.
Orion Health Mobile leverages the prevalence of personal smart mobile devices to help improve clinical workflows and positively impact patient outcomes by removing the reliance on computer workstations within clinical care settings. The application provides clinicians with a range of capabilities aimed at increasing efficiency, enhancing patient care and reducing administrative costs, including:
Orion Health also announced the introduction of the Orion Health Mobile Enablement Platform, which further extends the capabilities offered by Orion Health solutions. The Orion Health Mobile Enablement Platform provides hospitals and health systems with the tools needed to develop custom mobile applications to facilitate enhanced patient care. Through the provision of application programming interfaces (APIs), healthcare organizations and third parties can build applications to support ongoing care initiatives and to enable further enhancements in the accessibility of relevant and accurate health information for clinicians and patients. Most recently, the Orion Health Mobile Enablement Platform was used to create a mobile child health record, enabling parents to view and update health information via a customized iPhone and Android application specifically designed and developed by a third party to best meet the region-specific needs.
“The release of the Orion Health Mobile application and Orion Health Mobile Enablement Platform underscores our commitment to providing hospitals and health systems with flexible, extensible HIE platforms that support present-day care initiatives while anticipating future and organization-specific needs,” said Paul Viskovich, president, Orion Health North America. “These enhancements ensure that Orion Health HIE users can fully leverage the power of mobile health applications to foster closer care coordination, increased clinician efficiency and enhanced patient care.”
According to IDC Health Insights, the increasing popularity of mobile devices, driven largely by the uptake of mobile phones and tablet devices, engenders the need for healthcare provider organizations to consider mobile technology initiatives to boost their existing or upcoming service transformation efforts, both in areas of hospital process streamlining and wellness outreach programs beyond hospital walls.*
Orion Health Mobile is currently available for iPhone devices with additional form factors, including an iPad version, to be available in the future. Orion Health Mobile is available now for download exclusively from the iTunes Store. To learn more about Orion Health Mobile, including a product demonstration, visit www.orionhealth.com/products/mobile/iphone.
*Source: IDC Health Insights, Business Strategy: Mobile Healthcare in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Healthcare Landscape, Doc# AP9296308T, July 2011
About Orion Health
Founded in 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth technology company. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health has become the world’s leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions. Orion Health has extensive experience in the design and installation of complex systems within demanding healthcare environments. Today, Orion Health products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients. Clinicians, provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems, HIEs, and affiliated providers and medical devices, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care.
In the U.S., Orion Health HIE provides the technology backbone for state and regional HIEs across the country. Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine is used by nearly all state and local health departments for public health reporting. Customers include Catholic Health Initiatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest, Geisinger Health System, Inland Empire HIE, Kaiser Permanente, Lahey Clinic, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Maine HealthInfoNet and St. Vincent’s HealthCare. For more information, visit: www.orionhealth.com.